Niger Energy Information

2018 Niger Key Figures

Population: 22.3 million
GDP growth rate: 7.01 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 91.3 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.09 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 17.5%

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Total Energy Consumption

The country's total energy consumption per capita is 0.15 toe, including 44 kWh of electricity. It is the second lowest energy consumption per capita in West Africa, behind Guinea Bissau, and the ninth lowest in the world.

Energy consumption has increased by 3.3%/year since 2013, but had jumped by almost 20%/year between 2011 and 2013.

Interactive Chart Niger Total Energy Consumption

More research: Niger energy report

Crude Oil Production

Oil production started in 2011 after the country signed a US$5bn exploration and development agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for the Agadem region. Production reached a peak in 2013 (almost 900 kt) and then decreased by 17% between 2013 and 2016, subsequently increasing by 5% in 2018 to 770 kt.

CNPC processes its crude oil production at the 20 000 bbl/d Soraz refinery, commissioned in 2011, which supplies most of the domestic needs in refined oil product (84% in 2018) with a production of around 650 kt in 2018.

Interactive Chart Niger Crude Oil Production

More research: EMEA Refineries Dataset

Renewable in % Electricity Production

A Domestic Energy Strategy (Sed) was implemented for the supply of wood-energy, first within the framework of the "Energie II" project (1989-1998, World Bank's funds), and later within the framework of the "Energie domestique" project (2000-2003, World Bank and Danish funds). The main changes introduced through the Sed are the transfer to the rural communities of the management of wood exploitation (these communities directly receive the taxes paid by the owners and are obliged to respect exploitation quotas) and the implementation of a control system at the entrance of the cities.

Interactive Chart Niger Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In 2015 Niger submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC. The target is to reduce its GHG emissions by 3.5% by 2030 compared to a BAU projection; with external support, the target would be raised to 34.6% in 2030 (conditional target).

CO2 emissions from energy combustion were multiplied by 2.5 between 2000 and 2014 and have remained stable since then; they stood at 2 MtCO2 in 2018.


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